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Mark Cuban's push to kill net neutrality shows what a hypocrite he is

After making his fortune thanks to net neutrality, Cuban is pushing to allow internet "fast lanes"<p>Over the last few weeks, billionaire and former tech executive Mark Cuban has become increasingly vocal on the subject of net neutrality. In an interview with <i>The Washington Post</i> yesterday, Cuban said …

How I Got The Shot: Blood Moon at Antelope Island

All too often, people ask me to put my camera down and join the party. I get that stink eye on many occasions when I plop myself in the corner of a …

DIY: How to Create an Entire Darkroom In a 3.5×7-Foot Closet

Do you love the smell of fixer on your fingertips and the ominous red glow of the safety light, but don’t have enough space to build your very own …

BTS: Using Simple IKEA Lighting and Clever Editing to Bring a Short Horror Film to Life

In the above video by filmmaker David Sandberg, we see once again how, as with many things in the creative world, simple is quite often better. The …

Atheists don’t get terrorism: Why Sam Harris fails to understand the “Islamic threat”

<b>Sam Harris (Simon & Schuster/Ray Garcia)</b><p>Blaming acts of violence on the Muslim faith ignores the oppressive military factors that motivate jihadists<p>CJ Werleman<p>September 17, 2014 10:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet. It has been corrected since it first published.<p>Christopher …

Letter from Kyoto: Cherry Blossoms in Old Japan

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I’m sitting on a <i>tatami</i> mat in my traditional inn, drinking a celebratory Kirin beer and gazing at the full moon though the cherry blossom boughs that arc over the <i>ryokan</i>’s entrance. I feel like a character in a haiku.<p>It’s the end of a glorious two-week immersion in Old Japan. …

5 Unforgettable Vacations for Under $100 a Night

Charming Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, is one world-class destination that won't break the bank! <i>Photo courtesy of Mike Clime/Dreamstime. Article by the Editors of Budget Travel.</i><p>Here at <i>Budget Travel</i>, we know nobody wants to skimp on vacation -- it's the time for great food, luxurious surroundings, and …

6 Tips for Making Great Salsa

Photo (clockwise from left): Grilled Tomatillos by Taz; Pico de Gallo by jeffreyw; Mango Salsa by Maggie Hoffman<p>Born in pre-Colombian Mexico, this ancient condiment uses every flavor blaster in the New World arsenal—chilies, tomatoes, alliums, citrus, even squash seeds. And if you think salsa comes …

America's Top 7 Cities for Pizza

From its origins in the culinary culture of Italian peasants, pizza has taken over the world. Here we select the seven best cities in the United States in which to eat the country's best pizza. New York is a given, but where else in America can claim to have the best pizza? Read on to find out...<p><b>7.</b> …

These Posters For The Polish Erotic Film Festival Are Pretty Great

As we’ve learned in the past, the Poles have a strange knack for creating strange, oblique, and sometimes even abstract movie posters. All those “dumb Polack” jokes should really have been about a people who appreciate the visual metaphor. On that note, the advertising agency Lowe Warsaw recently …

Tactical RPG Unsung Story from designer Yasumi Matsuno goes to Kickstarter

Yasumi Matsuno, the designer behind <i>Final Fantasy Tactics</i> and <i>Vagrant Story</i>, and publisher Playdek are turning to Kickstarter to fund the development of <i>Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians</i> in an effort to bring the tactical role-playing game to PC.<p>Unsung Story, a planned series of games designed and …

'Frames Of Life' Is Breathtaking Visual Poetry That Will Inspire You

If you're in the need for something uplifting and inspiring, you have arrived at the right post.<p>"Frames of Life" by Günther Gheeraert, and featuring actress Natalia Zamora Salas, is one part of the "7 stories" project, an endeavor by Turismo de Canarias that attempts "to rediscover the landscape …

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Should you spend your next-gen console cash on a PC instead?

You've got $400, maybe $500 sitting around and you're thinking that it's time to buy into some next-gen gaming. Sounds great, but maybe you shouldn't invest in a PlayStation 4, or an Xbox One. Maybe it's time to drop some cash on the most established gaming platform in history: The PC.<p>The question …

Warface launch trailer looks at the moral grey area you must face in war

Crytek's free to play FPS <i>Warface</i> is now availabale to play, with a new launch trailer released to commemorate the game's launch.<p>The studio has been beta-testing the class-based first-person shooter since January, and opened up the pool of players for a "sneak peek" preview period in early</i> …

Slender: The Arrival launching Oct. 28 on Steam, consoles in 2014

<i>Slender: The Arrival</i>, the spooky survival horror title based on the Something Awful myth of the Slender Man, will be available Oct. 28 via Steam on Windows PC, just in time for Halloween.<p>The Steam version is being published by Midnight City, the indie label created by Majesco Entertainment earlier …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Sep<p>7<p>Fri<p>DC Young Fly, IamZoie, Emmanuel Hudson, Justina Valentine, Conceited, Chico Bean, Hitman Holla, Charlie Clips, DJ D-Wrek and Rip Micheals | …

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Traffic Stop while carrying concealed; What to do if you’re pulled over

Advertisement<p>Face it; you aren’t a perfect driver and you have probably been pulled over at least once in your lifetime. That is sure to happen …

'I want people to know we were here': The fight to keep thousands of Xbox Live Indie Games from disappearing

Three-thousand four-hundred and four games won't <i>quite</i> disappear from existence on Friday, September 29. You'll still be able to re-download 'em later …

A century of National Geographic photographs

In a photograph by Randy Olson that is in the finest traditions of National Geographic magazine, Mohanis hunters stand up to their thighs in the Indus river wearing heron masks. They are trying to look like birds. If the real herons are fooled, they will allow the men to get close enough to catch …

National Geographic: Then and Now – in pictures

National Geographic magazine has been at the forefront of photojournalism since it first began publishing photographs in 1890. An exhibition at Beetles + Huxley showcases over 100 vintage and contemporary prints from 26 September to 19 October 2013. Here are some of them

How I Shot It: Deanne Fitzmaurice Shares the Story Behind the Shot

A post by Pulitzer Prize winning documentary photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice. So there I was, waiting in the quiet darkness that precedes Kibera’s …

Guardian Camera Club: Yao Hui's portfolio

A review of Yao Hui's portfolio. <i><br>All these images were made on the same couple of days, in the same sandstorm, and on the same lens (a 70-200mm f2.8 zoom). The departing Geese, with their congruent wings, flying over the dusty Yellow River, make a serene but also oddly bleak image (0031). The</i> …

Fumito Ueda discusses Ico, Shadow of the Colossus and the still-in-progress Last Guardian

<i>Ico</i> and <i>Shadow of the Colossus</i> — two games that almost always get up whenever people discuss whether video games can be both fun to play and truly "art" — are available right now, for free, in HD glory, for PlayStation Plus users. Why do these two games remain so well-loved today, even though <i>Ico</i> is …

Endless Creativity is Possible in Portrait Photography: Here are 11 Examples Full of Life

<b>Portrait photography</b> or <b>portraiture</b> is photography of a person or group of people that displays the expression, personality, and mood of the subject. …

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Photographs for Africa

Conflicts, poverty, disease and misery, these, unfortunately, remain the staples of many foreign photojournalists covering the continent of Africa. Heartbreaking images just sell a lot better then pictures of ordinary Africans doing what people all over the world do: simply living. This was one of …

Philippe Petit, New York City - a picture from the past

First published on Wed 7 Aug 2013 07.07 EDT